tumour necrosis factor

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Noun1.tumour necrosis factor - a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)
cytokine - any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
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It was reported yesterday that the collaboration is aimed at Inhibrx's novel glucocorticoid-induced tumour necrosis factor receptor antibody programme, which is presently at lead selection stage.
Single base polymorphism in the human tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) gene detectable by NcoI restriction of PCR product.
One such protein is a tumour necrosis factor, which is involved in cell death and can trigger the production of another problematic protein, called MAP4K4, which blocks the formation of insulin when cells are under adverse conditions.
Tumour necrosis factor alpha concentrations in term and pre-term preeclamptic patients.
Association between polymorphism of tumour necrosis factor a-308 gene promoter and asthma: a meta-analysis.

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